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British multinational oil and gas company BP has begun gas production in the Qattameya gas field, an offshore concession in the North Damietta. The field is expected to produce approximately 50 million cubic feet of gas per day and will contribute to Egypt’s national grid.
“By building on BP’s significant existing assets and infrastructure offshore Egypt, we were able to develop Qattameya efficiently and economically,” stated Karim Alaa, North Africa Regional President, BP. “Creating value through high quality, efficient oil and gas developments is a key part of BP’s strategy. We see this as a great example of resilient hydrocarbons development.”
Located 45 km west of the Ha’py platform, the project incorporates a joint venture with Pharaonic Petroleum Company, and constitutes a one-well subsea development, tied back to the Ha’py and Tuart field development through a newly established 50-km pipeline.
“We are proud to have brought this project safely onstream through an extremely challenging period,” Alaa declared. “Our team continues to work to support Egypt, realizing the potential of its energy resources, adding to our track-record of delivery and enabled by our established partnerships with the Egyptian petroleum sector.”